K.L. Montgomery
Aug
22
6:30 PM18:30

K.L. Montgomery

Romance in Rehoboth Series

Romance in Rehoboth, where the ladies are strong and independent, and the men are actually nice guys! These delightful romantic comedies are set against the backdrop of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware’s top vacation destination

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Bill Rapp
Aug
23
6:30 PM18:30

Bill Rapp

The Hapsburg Variation

In 1955, as the Allies prepare to sign the State Treaty granting Vienna its independence, CIA Deputy Chief of Station Karl Baier becomes enmeshed in the case of a murdered Austrian aristocrat. Then his wife, Sabine, is kidnapped, and he suspects a connection. The stakes rise along with the danger as his investigation takes him from Vienna to Berlin, London, Scotland, and finally Budapest.

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Diana McDonough
Aug
24
6:30 PM18:30

Diana McDonough

Stuck in the Onesies

You'll fall in love with Barb and Ellie, two housewives, raising kids in the tumultuous 60’s in the D.C. suburbs. Their antics make Lucy and Ethel look tame as they evolve from the Donna Reed lifestyle to that of independent women without taking part in the bra-burning marches. Their husbands, Jake and Will, are also as close as brothers and the friendship becomes more like family than friends.

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Charlie Most
Aug
25
6:30 PM18:30

Charlie Most

Lost Treasures of the Heart

After architect Jonathan West learns his wife has been unfaithful. he goes fishing in North Carolina's Outer Banks. trying to figure our what to do about his marriage. He's shocked when he sees a ghost ship with a spectral woman on board, gazing at him with a plea in her eyes.

In an old sea chest that washes ashore, he fins a journal and a miniature portrait belonging to Kate Russel, captain of the Royal Thomas, which sank in 1721. It's the same woman Jonathan saw on the ghost ship, and her journal describes in her own words a life of piracy and sweeping romance. As past and present collide, he starts seeing her everywhere. He knows she wants something from him and believes if he can find a way to help her, her spirit will finally rest.

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Susan Bremer O'Neill
Aug
26
6:30 PM18:30

Susan Bremer O'Neill

From Sex Appeal to Self Appeal

A middle-age look-good-from-the-outside laser technician gets sober, then quits her prestigious scientific career and becomes a stripper. In that darkened world of exotic dance and temptation, she uses her questioning proclivity to learn to value her body and sexuality, discern her own morality, and move through and away from other addictions such as men, sex, money and attention. Successfully staying present in her body and regarding herself with greater self-respect and love, she recovers internal approval and validation which ultimately leads her to meet then marry someone whom she can have a mature, responsible, addiction-free life with.

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Adam Ruben
Aug
26
6:30 PM18:30

Adam Ruben

Pinball Wizards: Jackpots, Drains, and the Cult of the Silver Ball

Pinball's history is America's history, from gambling and war-themed machines to the arcade revolution and, ultimately, the decline of the need to leave your house. Formerly ranked in the top 100 pinball players in the world, humor writer Adam Ruben visits pinball museums, gaming conventions, pinball machine designers, and even pinball factories in his attempt to discover what makes the world's best players, the real wizards, so good. Along the way, Ruben examines the bigger story of pinball's invention, ascent, near defeat, resurgence, near defeat again, and struggle to find its niche in modern society.

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Denise Messineo
Aug
27
6:30 PM18:30

Denise Messineo

You Can’t Make This Sh*t Up: Tales of the HR Crypt

Inebriated Cover-Up. Revenge Bedlam. Lewd Felon. Vomit Comet. These sound like stories from your last night out—not ones that took place during your regular 9 to 5. Most jobs entail attending meetings, hitting deadlines, and collaborating with coworkers. If all goes well, you’ll forget the HR department even exists. But what happens when the sales team gets drunk at lunch and destroys property? Or when two employees are caught sexting through company messages?

 

After four decades as an HR executive in corporate America, Denise Messineo has seen it all. She’s mediated conflicts, terminated employments, and bailed people out of jail. In this book, she’s collected her most off-the-wall tales to share. Though she’s changed names and companies to protect the guilty, everything in this collection is real. After all, you can’t make this sh*t up!

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William Grayson
Aug
28
4:00 PM16:00

William Grayson

Beefstew Saves Lives on D-Day

Although earlier amphibious landings on enemy-defended beaches in Europe, Africa, and Pacific islands resulted in high causality rates, costly lessons were not learned and in some cases ignored by the Allies. During the final World War II landings at Normandy, German defenders manning Rommel's "Atlantic Wall" were allowed enough time after the naval shelling had stopped to get to their battle stations and kill 4414 men on the beaches.

Bill Grayson applies his experience with tactical air forces and his military intelligence vision to rethink 1944 Operation OVERLOAD planning to understand how a great many Allied lives could have been saved.

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John Fenzel
Aug
29
6:30 PM18:30

John Fenzel

The Fifth Column

When your oath is to defend the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic, no duration is defined and there is no statute of limitations.... Luke Archer is a retired Special Forces Colonel and CIA operator who never expected or wanted to go back to those days of living in the shadows and at the tip of the spear. But when he wakes up early one morning to the sound of a helicopter landing in his front yard, those hopes and expectations are forever dashed. Called back to Langley, he s asked to identify an elusive terrorist leader, known as The Ghost, who only he can identify. Reluctantly, Archer agrees to assist, and in the aftermath of that operation, his life is turned upside down. Reuniting with his former team members, he learns that an old teammate has been deliberately poisoned with a rare substance that only sophisticated nation-states possess. Launching his own investigation, Archer suddenly finds himself as the FBI s Most Wanted Terrorist, fighting an entrenched government network of high-level officials who will stop at nothing to take over the United States from within. In a deadly race against time, through the unseen corridors of power, Archer uncovers dark forces that threaten the security and stability of the nation, leading to a personal revelation that is all but impossible for him to conceive. Riveting, explosive, and all-too-evocative of today s political environment, The Fifth Column is an unforgettable story that has been torn from todays headlines. =

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Brother Christopher Savage- New Skete Prior
Aug
30
6:30 PM18:30

Brother Christopher Savage- New Skete Prior

Let Dogs Be Dogs

No matter what training techniques you use with your dog, the training is unlikely to be optimally successful unless it is predicated on an understanding of the dog's true nature. Since dogs naturally want to be led, they need focused and compassionate guidance. Through stories and case studies, we reveal how canine nature manifests itself in various behaviors, some potentially disruptive to domestic accord, and show how in addressing these behaviors you can strengthen the bond with your dog as well as keep the peace. The promise of this book is that, especially in an ever-accelerating world filled with digital distractions, you can learn from your dog's example how to live in the moment, thereby enriching your life immeasurably.

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Judith Hill
Aug
31
6:30 PM18:30

Judith Hill

I Still Want Fireworks

On the one year anniversary of her divorce, former romance author Judith Hill signs up on a well-known online dating site. Now an international flight attendant (with a penchant for dating young, dark, long-haired and exotic), the multi-published fiction writer decides to hedge her innate skepticism with a purposeful plan. She will chronicle her experiences into a humor/how-to memoir geared to other women similarly starting over. There are two problems with her plan . . . technology and the reality of virtual reality dating. When last she dated, a "web site" was where a spider named Charlotte did her thing in a barn for a rat! But worse (for a self avowed techno-idiot) is the world she discovers. Like Alice tumbling down the rabbit-hole, she lands in a foreign and strange place called "Online Dating." Anonymity and superficiality rule, and normal patterns of human behavior and traditional social mores seem not to apply. Before realizing it, she, too, falls victim to the mindset, abandoning her common sense, sexual boundaries - and even her own compassion. Initially jamada (as she is now known by her user ID) is determined to keep to type, ala her last relationship: a 38-year-old Turkish restaurant owner who took her for a midnight swim in a Swiss lake for their first date. Indeed, her first internet experience, with a widowed Italian engineer in his late 40s, appears to perfectly fit her bill - until phone conversations reveal an extreme religious leaning. Undeterred, she moves on to a gorgeous 42-year-old Israeli lawyer who after a month disappears. Suddenly, the online store of long and dark-haired exotic men in the greater Philadelphia area runs out of stock, and jamada is reduced to boring, boorish, gross and old (as in claiming 60, but looking 70). Clearly the 37-year-old Tunisian concierge who asked her out in a Munich hotel lobby does NOT have a slightly older brother or cousin in Philly on Match.com! Then, on the night of her dreaded 60th birthday, as she's sitting on the patio of a local Irish bar sneaking a cigarette, the cosmos delivers a birthday present she does not expect. A broad-shouldered, blond (!), short-haired (!) mechanic enters and sparks fly . . . Written as a weekly journal in an intimate girlfriend to girlfriend style, with chapter titles such as "The Penis Does the Picking," "Goldilocks vs. the Pea Princess" and "Talk Dirty to Me," I STILL WANT FIREWORKS is an hysterical and honest look at life, love and online dating from the perspective of a woman who knows she is old enough to know better. From discourses about wisdom and wrinkles, celibacy vs. settling and "want" as opposed to "need," to forays with texting and sexting strangers, to speed dating, blind dates and bar hook ups, Judith Hill holds nothing back. Fans of her humor blog, singleat60sucks.com, are well acquainted with Judith's unique mix of sex and sass wrapped in wit, humor and bona fide research. While her followers call her "raw, down to earth and amazingly funny," she prefers "irreverent, relavent and bold." I STILL WANT FIREWORKS delivers on all accounts. A candid story of self discovery that will resonate with all women, but particularly with those over 40, this is a must read for any woman curious about online dating. With practical topics such as romance frauds and scams, profile hacking and the social paradoxes and ramifications of online dating, interwoven with real life encounters that are comical, provocative and even frightening, I STILL WANT FIREWORKS is the ultimate girlfriend's guide. Witty, sophisticated and sexy, here is a side of online dating the TV ads don't tell - written by a woman who will dispel every notion and preconception held about a single-at-60-year-old.

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Tom Ryan
Sep
1
6:30 PM18:30

Tom Ryan

Spies, Scouts, and Secrets in the Gettysburg Campaign


Based upon years of indefatigable research, the author evaluates how Gen. Robert E. Lee used intelligence resources, including cavalry, civilians, newspapers, and spies to gather information about Union activities during his invasion of the North in June and July 1863, and how this intelligence influenced General Lee's decisions.

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Tim Linehan
Sep
2
6:30 PM18:30

Tim Linehan

Hannah Gould

In 1942 war-torn Poland, a Jewish family is murdered by the Nazis, but fifteen year old Hannah Gould miraculously escapes. Alone and desperate, Hannah ultimately makes her way to a group of Jewish partisans in the forests of Belorussia. She is transformed from a sheltered Jewish girl from Warsaw to a partisan leader, nearly losing herself.

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Kate Moretti
Sep
3
11:00 AM11:00

Kate Moretti

In Her Bones

Fifteen years ago, Lilith Wade was arrested for the brutal murder of six women. After a death row conviction, media frenzy, and the release of an unauthorized biography, her thirty-year-old daughter Edie Beckett is just trying to survive out of the spotlight. She’s a recovering alcoholic with a dead-end city job and an unhealthy codependent relationship with her brother.

Edie also has a disturbing secret: a growing obsession with the families of Lilith’s victims. She’s desperate to see how they’ve managed—or failed—to move on. While her escalating fixation is a problem, she’s careful to keep her distance. That is, until she crosses a line and a man is found murdered.

Edie quickly becomes the prime suspect—and while she can’t remember everything that happened the night of the murder, she’d surely remember killing someone. With the detective who arrested her mother hot on her trail, Edie goes into hiding. She’s must get to the truth of what happened that night before the police—or the real killer—find her.

Unless, of course, she has more in common with her mother than she’s willing to admit…

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Maria Olson
Sep
8
12:30 PM12:30

Maria Olson

50 After 50--Reframing the Next Chapter of Your Life

At age 50, Maria Leonard Olsen drank her way out of her 25-year marriage. She had, against advice, put all her eggs in the motherhood basket, will-fully derailing her successful law career. As teenagers, her precious children did not need her in the hands-on way they previously had. Her husband and she had grown apart because, among other things, they failed to nurture that important relationship. She was depressed and stuck. When she turned 50, she had the distinct feeling that she was on the downward slope of her life. Actuarially speaking, she was. So when she turned 50, her gift to herself was to go on a crusade to make the most of whatever time she had left. She set out to do 50 new things that were significant, at least to her. The list spanned physical challenges, adventure travel, and lifestyle changes. Each taught her something about herself and about how she wanted to lead the next years of her life to come. This work follows the work she did to overcome addiction and trauma to accomplish those 50 new things and shows readers how to make their own action lists – whether it be joining a knitting club or hiking the Himalayas, every item has significance for each individual and speaks to her needs and desires. The list is the match to spark the fire that will light the years after 50. Readers will hear about Maria’s adventures and the rewards of each. Accomplishing new things, learn-ing new skills, deepening personal and spiritual relationships, and seeking out challenges will add the spice to a life that may feel repetitive, insignificant, inauthentic, or just plain boring.

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Christi Barth
Aug
21
6:30 PM18:30

Christi Barth

Never Been Good

Flynn Maguire isn’t really a bad guy. Sure, he worked for the mob, but he ran a legitimate business—on paper anyway—and it paid enough to keep his brother out of the lifestyle. Until they turned on him. Now he’s stuck in Witness Protection, tending bar in Nowheresville Oregon… and pissed the life he knew is gone. The only bright spot? Fantasizing about his quiet, secretive, beautiful coworker.

Sierra Williams is a woman on the run. All she wants now is to settle into small town life… and ignore the brooding, sexy bartender who can’t seem to take his eyes off her. Flynn’s bad-boy vibe pushes all her buttons, but Sierra fell for the wrong man once already. She can’t afford to let her guard down again. Except Flynn’s tough exterior is slowly melting away to reveal the sweet man beneath and their attraction is too strong to resist.

Sierra and Flynn are falling fast, but they’re both keeping so many secrets. The truth could ruin everything… unless a girl who’s a little bad is perfect for a guy who’s never really been good.

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Steve Piacente
Aug
20
6:30 PM18:30

Steve Piacente

Pretender

A disgraced journalist stumbles on a story that will let him reclaim his career, but redemption comes with a price: he must place his faith in the racist senator he once exposed as a murderer.

Fast-rising star Dan Patragno is thinking Pulitzer until he violates one of journalism’s key tenets and winds up blackballed from the industry. Career shot, marriage in tatters and bills looming, he takes the only job he can find – manager at a local Laundromat.

As Dan struggles to accept his new station, a fateful note arrives from ex-Senator Mac McCauley offering a jailhouse interview. If the story McCauley offers is true, it will rock the political world and open Dan’s path back to the industry he loves

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Sandie Gerken
Aug
17
6:30 PM18:30

Sandie Gerken

Storied Sussex


Written originally as history articles for High Tide News, a local newspaper, Sandie offers there varied narratives of Sussex County because local history matters to her. Local natives and newcomers alike, will enjoy reading and learning about events, places, traditions, industries, people, and pastimes that chronicle Sussex County's past. Indeed, Sussex has a storied past!

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Jim Duffy
Aug
16
6:30 PM18:30

Jim Duffy

Eastern Shore Road Trips
Much more than a travel guide, Eastern Shore Road Trips is full of tales from days gone by and insights into the character and culture of the storied Delmarva Peninsula. Join award-winning writer Jim Duffy and his wife, the photographer Jill Jasuta, on 27 fun excursions along the back roads, into the quaint towns, and out to the sweetest scenes on the Eastern Shore and in Southern Delaware.

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Patricia O'Connell Pearson
Aug
14
6:30 PM18:30

Patricia O'Connell Pearson

Fly Girls: The Daring American Women Pilots Who Helped Win WWII

At the height of World War II, the US Army Airforce faced a desperate need for skilled pilots—but only men were allowed in military airplanes, even if the expert pilots who were training them to fly were women. Through grit and pure determination, 1,100 of these female pilots—who had to prove their worth time and time again—were finally allowed to ferry planes from factories to bases, to tow targets for live ammunition artillery training, to test repaired planes and new equipment, and more.

Though the WASPs lived on military bases, trained as military pilots, wore uniforms, marched in review, and sometimes died violently in the line of duty, they were civilian employees and received less pay than men doing the same jobs and no military benefits, not even for burials.

Their story is one of patriotism, the power of positive attitudes, the love of flying, and the willingness to do good with no concern for personal gain.

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John Micklos, Jr.
Aug
13
6:30 PM18:30

John Micklos, Jr.

Beach Fun: Poems of Surf and Sun

From sand castles to sea gulls, from swimming to kite flying, rhythmic, light-hearted poems capture the fun of a visit to the beach. Gorgeous photographs further evoke the magic of the beach and provide a perfect complement to the text. The book is designed for children ages 4-12 but will appeal to beach lovers of all ages

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Walter Curran
Aug
12
6:30 PM18:30

Walter Curran

On to Africa

On To Africa follows the exploits of a young man, William Connolly. Growing up in South Boston Irish Catholic, Connolly graduated from Massachusetts Maritime Academy, got his first job as the Third Mate on Moore- McCormack line freighter MorMacPride sailing to South America only to discover larceny, smuggling and murder among the crew members.

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Kevin Barnett
Aug
11
6:30 PM18:30

Kevin Barnett

Living My Shadows

"They told me I wouldn't live to be 2 yrs. old because they found me starving on someone's porch.... I'm 55 now.... They told me I wasn't smart enough and that I didn't need a higher education...... I have an AA, BS and MS. They told me I would never be part of anything worthwhile. I'm a member of MD-Military-Holding-Lodge No. 122 - MWPHGL of Maryland, The Monday Cub (Oldest Social Club for African-American Men in Delaware and maybe the Nation--1876) recently resigned, The Drill Sergeant Association, and Bethel AME Church to name a few. They told me the Army wasn't the way to go and I was wasting my time and the organization wouldn't teach me anything. I was Squad Leader, Platoon Sergeant, Detachment NCOIC, CID Investigator, Drill Sergeant and an EO Advisor for 5,000 Soldiers and Civilians just to name a few. It has taught me a lot. They told me I couldn't run a full marathon. I finished in the top half. They told me I was too small for martial arts--I received a 2nd degree black belt in Hapkido and a Red Sash (Chamber 5) in Kung-Fu. They told me that I will fail in life. The Lord has blessed me with a lovely wife, four grown men (sons), a lovely stepdaughter, and six grandchildren. It was rough getting there, but I'm here." (Started from the bottom) They told me I would never, never find my bloodline. Well, I found my birth mother, father, sisters and brothers and a host of cousins and combined my bloodline to my family that raised me and taught me everything I needed to know about life altogether into one big happy family. I now have two mothers and fathers. THANK YOU FOR TELLING ME THOSE THINGS.... KEEP YOUR HEAD UP, AND LIVE YOUR DREAMS. MAKE NO EXCUSES.... “

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Sharon Neff
Aug
10
6:30 PM18:30

Sharon Neff

Until It Wasn't


In Until it Wasn't, Sharon Neff chronicles the experience of her husband's cancer journey with raw acuity, detailing each moment from the time of diagnosis through the onslaught of emotions after his death. It is a love story cut short.

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 Bill Dickson
Aug
9
6:30 PM18:30

Bill Dickson

Terranian Sunrise

As the image on the holoscreen comes into focus, Kalar wonders how many more mornings he has left waking to a Terrainian Sunrise. Kalar Dien a thirty-one-year-old, holophisicist in New America in the year 2080 takes us on a journey with his sister Charin, his friend and co-worker Ben Adams, and a myriad of characters when they are commissioned by his employer and eventually the government, to assist in thwarting a threat to life on Terra.

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Christopher Swann
Aug
8
6:30 PM18:30

Christopher Swann

Shadow of the Lions

How long must we pay for the crimes of our youth? That is just one question that Christopher Swann explores in this compulsively readable debut, a literary thriller set in the elite—and sometimes dark—environs of Blackburne, a prep school in Virginia. When Matthias Glass’s best friend Fritz vanishes without a trace in the middle of an argument during their senior year, Matthias tries to move on with his life, only to realize that until he discovers what happened to his missing friend, he will be stuck in the past—guilty, responsible, alone.

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Karen Neary Smithson
Aug
7
6:30 PM18:30

Karen Neary Smithson

Death in Disguise

Teenage girls are being murdered in Los Angeles. Four in one week. The latest victim isn’t like the others—not a runaway or prostitute—but a nanny working for a celebrity couple.

And this has Sibeal “Beth” Getty, perplexed. Beth, an Irish born fashion model gifted with an uncanny sixth sense, was acquainted with the nanny and knew of her aspirations to become an actress. The veiled motive for the deaths haunt Beth and after reading the nanny’s stolen diary, she is hell-bent on unraveling the mystery surrounding the slain teens. But she doesn’t know the first thing about conducting a murder investigation, that’s her detective husband’s line. With a healthy dose of determination and her intuition on high gear, Beth forges onward. She begins to link unconnected details and stumbles into a tangled web of deception that makes clear, nothing is as it seems.
 

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Dennis McKay
Aug
6
6:30 PM18:30

Dennis McKay

A Boy From Bethesda
It's Bethesda Maryland back in the day. A heartwarming and ultimately heart-wrenching story of the life of Johnny O’Brien. A Boy From Bethesda interweaves camaraderie and romance and a yearning for the past that will appeal to a wide audience of men and women and young and old.

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Elyssa Friedland
Aug
5
6:30 PM18:30

Elyssa Friedland

The Intermission

Have you ever had a secret so gut-wrenching you couldn’t share it with anyone, not even the person who shares your bed? Told from the alternating perspectives of a husband and wife who both have something to hide, this incisive novel pulls back the curtain on a seemingly-happy marriage, posing the question: how much do we really know–and how much should we want to know–about the people we love the most?

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Dana Phipps
Aug
4
6:30 PM18:30

Dana Phipps

Murder in Ocean Pines

CICI KING HAD IT ALL. She married the man of her dreams and has a beautiful waterfront home. She can afford to live as she pleases. But the tide is turning. Cici's marriage is slipping away like sand being swept to sea. Her husband is a successful businessman with a penchant for money and women. Cici wants to find out why Greg's behavior has changed for the worse and hires a private detective. Greg is miserable with the idea of spending the rest of his life with Cici. She's the only impediment in his life, and he wants his freedom. Greg devises a plan to murder Cici and acts on it. Greg is afraid a crafty Detective Crabbe will find him guilty of the crime. He goes to incredible lengths to set up his friend, Merv Grady, as the suspect. Later, he meets his mistress, Della Summer. When she learns Greg has a dark side, she wants to aid Crabbe in arresting him.

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Amy Norcross
Aug
3
6:30 PM18:30

Amy Norcross

Hope & Maggie

Can infidelity and the comfort of a best friend help a failing marriage?

Hope's once-doting husband, Harry, swept her off her feet twenty years ago. With her marriage now deteriorating and her heart slowly breaking, Hope finds the excitement she craves in steamy on night stands. Her self-destructive antics are an escape from her frustrating home life. What will happen if Harry finds out? 

Maggie is a self-proclaimed bookworm and lover of wine. She is also happily single. Happily Single. Until Brian. Because of a life-changing assault in college, she tries to hard to create an uncomplicated life for herself. When Maggie reluctantly surrenders to a relationship with Brian, a sexy college crush, she soon uncovers the many secrets surrounding his life.

Best friends since college, Hope and Maggie now run a chic, successful wine bar, which also serves as a venue for book clubs. It's a dream come true for both women. It's also a playground for Hope's wandering eye.

A winding story of friendship across time, Hope & Maggie is a novel of love, humor, betrayal, and the unpredictability of life. Just when they thought they had it all figured out...

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 Gail Priest
Aug
2
6:30 PM18:30

Gail Priest

Eastern Shore Shorts

The compelling characters in Eastern Shore Shorts visit familiar local restaurants, inns, shops, parks, and museums as they cross paths through the charming towns and waterways of the Eastern Shore. From the female barber who runs into an old flame to a man who’s held out for love too long, and from a cranky dog trainer to a meddling mother-of-the-bride, these folks will make you laugh, cry, and cheer as they follow their hearts and dreams. Visit Berlin, Cambridge, Chestertown, Chincoteague, Easton, Rock Hall, Salisbury, St. Michaels, and Tilghman Island in this wonderful collection of intersecting stories

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Jennifer Mathieu
Aug
1
6:30 PM18:30

Jennifer Mathieu

Moxie

Vivian Carter is fed up. Fed up with a school administration at her high school that thinks the football team can do no wrong. Fed up with sexist dress codes, hallway harassment, and gross comments from guys during class. But most of all, Viv Carter is fed up with always following the rules.

Viv's mom was a tough-as-nails, punk rock Riot Grrrl in the '90s, and now Viv takes a page from her mother's past and creates a feminist zine that she distributes anonymously to her classmates. She's just blowing off steam, but other girls respond. As Viv forges friendships with other young women across the divides of cliques and popularity rankings, she realizes that what she has started is nothing short of a girl revolution.

Moxie is a book about high school life that will make you wanna riot!

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Paul Briggs
Jul
31
6:30 PM18:30

Paul Briggs

Altered Seasons: Monsoonrise

A few weeks with no sea ice in the Arctic Ocean are enough to trigger a chain reaction that alters the Northern Hemisphere beyond recognition. Isabel Bradshaw, an engineer, tries to find security for her family in an increasingly chaotic world when they are driven out of their home on the Chesapeake Bay.

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Laura Kamoie
Jul
30
6:30 PM18:30

Laura Kamoie

My Dear Hamilton

"Tells the story of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton, a revolutionary woman who, like her new nation, struggled to define herself in the wake of war, betrayal, and tragedy. Tells not just as the wronged wife at the center of a political sex scandal--but also as a founding mother who shaped an American legacy in her own right"

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Abby Snow
Jul
29
6:30 PM18:30

Abby Snow

Resubmerged

Reality has more than just wings.

Roslanie Callerie is from a realm known as Dunchoria. She has one power, just like everyone else? Or does she?

When the despised Dunchorian King displays an arbitrary interest in her, so do a handful of other sinister individuals. The hunt is on.

Even after going into hiding and receiving a new identity, Rose finds it hard to avoid the spotlight, especially with a newfound sense of lust flowing through her. Two boys. Both with their own agenda. But which is looking out for her best interest? As her life begins to spin out of control, the lines between right and wrong,and trust and betrayal blur.

Who is worth the pain? And, are the sacrifices worth the answers? In a world full of humans, Dunchorians, Griffins, and Celestians, nothing is certain.

Reality has more than just wings. Watch your step. Hold your breath. Don't look back.

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Dean Kuhta
Jul
28
6:30 PM18:30

Dean Kuhta

Silvarum

Silvarum is a series of eight adventures that follow a group of teenagers (Abigail, Penny, Roger, Mckenzie, and Marie) through a fantasy world as they pursue the mysterious runestones of Nexxathia. A family’s ancient legacy, intertwined with a vast collection of magnificent and bizarre characters, will battle a legion of dark forces and monsters. Ghosts, dragons, castles, magic, witches, technology, dinosaurs, and sarcastic teenagers. Welcome to the world of Silvarum!

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Caroline Ailanthus
Jul
27
6:30 PM18:30

Caroline Ailanthus

To Give a Rose

Artist Sophie Smith “listens” to fossils to seek inspiration, but her latest subjects, a pair of ape-like human ancestors millions of years old, could give her something else as well. Never has she needed a clear perspective on human descent so much, for now she is unexpectedly pregnant. As Sophie struggles to make art and make a decision, her speculations frame and introduce the real stories of seventy-five years in a proto-human community, the “foot-ape” Tribe of the River Confluence. There is the community founder who must make a terrible choice to reclaim her power and her dignity. There is the man who defends his family from famine in ways at once human and beastly. There is the woman who crosses a mountain range for a chance at saving her children. And more. Sophie can wonder, draw solace, and make decisions about her own legacy, but she cannot know these stories. She cannot learn why one of her fossil subjects is holding the fossil of a flower.

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Kenneth and Sarah Jane Wright
Jul
26
6:30 PM18:30

Kenneth and Sarah Jane Wright

Lola Dutch

Meet Lola Dutch, a delightfully creative girl bursting with ideas—perfect for any child who’s ever been told they’re just too much!

It's the start of a new day, and Lola Dutch is full of creative plans! Even if her enthusiasm is sometimes a bit much, Lola is inspired to make every day grand!

With the help of animal friends, she cooks up a fantastic feast for breakfast, devours great books at the library, paints a masterpiece for every wall (the ceiling too!), and builds a majestic bedtime fort. While her dear companion Bear sometimes says she is just too much, this energetic girl is full of inspiration and imagination, which even Bear will agree is amazing.

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Irelynn Farrington
Jul
25
6:30 PM18:30

Irelynn Farrington

The Perfect Unicorn

The Perfect Unicorn is a children’s book written by an imaginative 12-year-old author, Irelynn Farrington. The story involves an evil troll who searches for the perfect unicorn to provide him with the power to rule the land but kidnaps a princess and other unicorns instead. A knight must save the day, but how? This “magically ever after” conclusion is a must tell story for children all over the world.

 Join us for a free Story Time with Irelynn! More details here.

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Stephen Dittmer
Jul
24
6:30 PM18:30

Stephen Dittmer

The Brewster Boys

The Brewster Boys and the Eve of Infamy
Peter, Jonathan, and Abigail are your average teenagers trying to endure their boring summer in everyday America. They quickly discover this summer will be like no other. Stumbling upon a criminal’s malfunctioning time device, the friends find themselves thrust back to the Hawaiian island of Oahu on the eve of the attack on Pearl Harbor. There, they uncover a plot to prevent the attack from ever taking place. However, there is nothing noble about this plan. The owner of the device is a Nazi sympathizer named Klara Beich. She is the granddaughter of an infamous German scientist, Dietrich von Wexler, who has created many abnormal inventions. By stopping the attack and halting America’s entrance into the war, Klara would prevent her grandfather from being tried at the Nuremberg trials, and also ensure a victory for Nazi Germany. Conflicted between saving the lives of thousands of Hawaiians and preventing a major change in world history, the Brewster boys and Abby, along with their new local friend, Chuck, face many unforeseen obstacles: Nazi inventions, Japanese bombers, mobster henchmen, and the use of 1940’s slang!


The Brewster Boys and the Red Revenge
A week has passed since Jon, Pete, and Abby returned home from the attack on Pearl Harbor. Now all they want is to relax and enjoy the remainder of their summer. However, they soon realize that their time-travel adventure has just begun. After noticing minor changes in their neighborhood’s landscape, and receiving a cryptic phone message from an unknown source, the Brewster boys and Abby realize that something is missing from America - the states! The Mississippi River now divides the United States and the North American territory of the Soviet Union! Feeling responsible for these radical changes the Brewster boys and Abby have no other choice but to travel back and set things right. On their journey they’ll discover significant changes in the events of the Manhattan project, the Cuban Missile Crisis and the assassination of J.F.K. They will even visit Nikita Khrushchev’s Moscow!

The Brewster Boys and the Haunted Homecoming
The summer time-traveling adventures of Jon, Pete and Abby have come to an end. The new school year is underway and Roosevelt High’s Halloween-themed homecoming dance is right around the corner. Abby, as competitive as ever, is preparing for the dance-off. Her boyfriend, Pete, whether he likes it or not, is along for the ride. Even though it’s October, Jon has yet to finish his summer assignment on the civil war. Upon visiting the Spritzer’s plantation house for some last minute research, the Brewsters discover a strange and eerie presence in the house. Did Jon’s civil war research stir up the spirit of an old civil war general? Is Mr. Spritzer holding back on what he knows about the old house? Drawn in by the historical aspect of the haunting, Jon must alleviate the worrisome fears of his tag-along cousin as they encounter unexplained footsteps, flying swords, flame-spitting chimneys and green-glowing apparitions. Will time travel save them this time? 

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Jocelyn Schlegel
Jul
23
6:30 PM18:30

Jocelyn Schlegel

We Are One Under the Sun

Sander the Shark tries to make friends with children on the beach and discovers that he scares them with his big, white teeth. He goes on an adventure to find friends in his habitat, meeting creatures of all shapes, colors, and sizes along the way.

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